Skip to comments.Tea Party v. Establishment Fight May Intensify if GOP Regains Senate
Posted on 03/24/2014 4:45:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
Contrary to rumors that the Tea Party is in demise, if Republicans gain control of the Senate and retain control of the House after November, the Tea Party versus establishment battle may just be getting started.
Statistician Nate Silver gave the GOP a 60% chance of taking back the Senate, and the Los Angeles Times noted that the Tea Party is getting ready for its next phase of promoting policies to lower the debt and mitigate or repeal Obamacare.
Grassroots conservatives, having given the GOP its House majority back in 2010, felt snubbed when the establishment tried to blunt their influence. If the GOP controls both houses of Congress after November, the Tea Party will try to pressure leaders to champion more conservative policies, such as pushing for the "so-called penny plan, which would require annual cuts of 1% in government spending until the budget is balanced."
"We've definitely matured and have gone into what many of us call 'tea party 2.0,'" Amy Kremer, chairwoman of Tea Party Express, told the Times. "We no longer have protests in the streets, but we're working to elect people and affect legislation and do the things that really have to be done in order to effect change."
Grassroots conservatives will also try to simplify the tax code with a flat rate and "take the fight to repeal Obamacare to the state level, pushing legislatures to enter into interstate health compacts that they say would allow states to ignore federal regulations and enact their own reforms."
Those who attended the five-year anniversary of the Tea Party movement, which the Tea Party Patriots sponsored, heard about some of these agenda items from Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin.
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As a Conservative, which do YOU support?
The RINOs will be power sharing. Bet on it. Purge the RINOs.
Tea Party. Hell is currently being expanded to handle all the Gop-e and Dems headed there in the near future.
“We no longer have protests in the streets,
Bad idea Amy, dance with the folk what brung ya.
Street protests by average citizens ARE necessary,
ARE effective, not only in ginning up new supporters
and keeping the grass roots fired up
but by their effect on the media. The press won’t
turn until the tide is strong enough.
If you're going to wait for the press to turn, you have a long, long, long wait ahead, and more than likely it never will.
Oh, the press WILL turn, it’s already trying and
finding out how hard it’s being restrained, eventually
the light will dawn, especially if the people lead.
Thank you for referencing that article cotton1706. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.
Not only do we need a balanced federal budget, we need a constitutionally compliant balanced federal budget. This means a budget based on Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. Justice John Marshall had officially clarified this as follows and mentioned in related threads.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Regardless of this round’s outcomes, every RINO should understand that the rules have changed. There are going to be no more free passes. From now on, it’s get with the Constitutional liberty program or else. We may not get all of you every time but stragglers will fall prey to We the People.
You Post #6 is right on. If someone with the wherewithal organized a March on Washington that would “storm” the Capitol Building, instead of standing in the sun all day listening to Glen Beck and Sean Hannity make speeches, I am there!
This Party cannot remain a house divided, it will either become a Party all for freedom or one totally against it.